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Resurrection in a Bucket : The rich and fertile story of compost - Margaret Simons

Resurrection in a Bucket

The rich and fertile story of compost

Paperback Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9781865085883
Number Of Pages: 208

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'Beautifully written, funny and informative, this really is the first book to make compost seem sumptuous and sexy.' - MARY MOODY

Everything that lives must die. Everything decays. Life springs from death. These are the lessons at the heart of things, and at the heart of the compost heap. All of which would be almost too profound were it not for the fact that compost (like life and death) is also profoundly funny, earthy, at times revolting, often unexpectedly sweet, and always resistant to glorification.

Margaret Simons unearths stories about who we are, where we are in our history, our relationships to the earth and to each other, and the direction in which we might be headed - all through an examination of the humble compost heap.


Rich and Fertile - Oh Yes!


Quite a stand alone book I read and re-read (and am amused still). Could be followed up with a practical workshop.

Perth, Western Australia


Resurrection in a Bucket

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In the beginning 1

The life of compost 7

Compost as social barometer 27

The beginnings of the heap 45

From the cosmos to the bin 85

Humility and humus - confronting humanure 111

Rubbish and anti-rubbish 125

Worms wonderful worms 147

The things compost is about - politics, God and the dung heap 157

Afterword 185

Endnotes 188

Acknowledgements 199

ISBN: 9781865085883
ISBN-10: 186508588X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 14.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1

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